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    An Ongoing History of Strain

      Dick James
     29th-Jan-2008
    Views: 3572
    Domain: Electronics
    Category: Semiconductors
    Contents:
    The Ongoing History of Strain � Now Available with High-k!
    Dick James, Senior Technology Analyst

    Outline
    A little history.. "Rules" of Reverse Engineering 65-nm transistors 45-nm transistors Summary

    A Little History to Start..
    First widespread commercial use of process-induced strain in 90-nm Intel Prescott, Jan '04
    Tensile nitride for NMOS, embedded SiGe for PMOS

    Then migrated in ... See more